23 Feb 2024

Thee Alcoholics album 'Feedback' is released today

“Gratifying slabs of sludge-punk mayhem.”
The Quietus


“Simply no fucking about, no hyperbole...this is the shit.” The Sleeping Shaman


“Filthy, raw and impressively intense." Louder Than War

Thee Alcoholics – the London 5 piece formed by ex Hey Colossus member Rhys Llewellyn release their debut Rocket album 'Feedback' today.  


'Feedback' is available now on Ltd Edition Yellow Vinyl via Bandcamp or from your favourite Record Shop:


Thanks to a hold-up in customs the mailorder copies are not going to be shipped until next week annoyingly. But copies should be in shops from today.


Cranky and cantankerous yet lysergically aligned, 'Feedback' is mesmeric rock with swagger, warped into sci-fi shapes by the spirit and sonics of bass and soundsystem culture. The psychedelic shapes here are redolent of the ur-klang of The Fall and the monolithic lurch of The Heads, the motorik malevolence less an uplifting trip to the heavens than a drill down to the earth’s core.

Discernible in these jackhammer beats, grimly murmured vocals and delirious dirges to certain heads may be the trash futurism of Chrome, the decomposed stomp of unsung legends Earl Brutus and the electro-punk attack of Six Finger Satellite, yet all of the above co-ordinates are waylaid effortlessly by a balls-out intensity and a fearsome intent on aural oblivion at all costs.

'Feedback' may be elemental and primal, yet this is no psych comfort-blanket nor retro-fetishism, rather a repetition-driven journey headlong into intimidating territory unknown. Get on board, and strap yourselves in for a bumpy ride.

Get intoxicated on Thee Alcoholics live experience at one of these shows:

23 Feb / Newcastle / The Lubber Fiend
24 Feb / Nottingham / Chameleon
29 Feb / Bristol / The Crown
01 Mar / London / Moor Vaults Brewery